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New Insights into the Prevention and Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Edited by Phillipa Hay, ISBN 978-953-307-767-3, 202 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published October 05, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/805

Bulimia nervosa and eating disorders are common cause of distress and health related burden for young women and men. Despite major advances over the past three decades many patients come late to treatment and find that the therapy is incompletely addressed to the complex psychopathology and co-morbidities of the illness. The present book brings timely and contemporary understandings of bulimia nervosa to aid in current thinking regarding prevention and treatment. It will be read by therapists interested in enhancing their current approaches and those interested in earlier and more effective prevention and closing the gap between illness onset and accessing treatment. They will find practical guidance but also new ideas and ways of thinking about bulimia nervosa and the illness experience in this book.